Treatment and prophylaxis of recurrent lower urinary tract infections


Authors: M. Fedorko
Published in: Urol List 2013; 11(2): 33-37

Overview

Recurrent lower urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common in women, including healthy young women, and are associated with considerable morbidity and expense. In the era of increasing antimicrobial resistence, their management can be problematic. The article reviews different approaches to the prevention of reccurent UTIs, including behavioral modifications, probiotics, use of cranberries, immunoactive prophylaxis and antimicrobial prophylaxis. Summary of recommendation for everyday practice is provided.

Key words:
recurrent infections, lower urinary tract, prophylaxis


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